A return to democracy and to Europe of the 50-million-person-strong Ukraine would alter the depressing landscape of what used to be the USSR. A Ukraine deeply integrated into Europe would put an end to Putin’s dream of restoring the Soviet empire. The Sochi Olympics could not have come at a better time. Let us hope we see Putin’s feigned happy face for the Olympic crowds as he fumes over Ukraine being lost to the West.
Too bad that two federal judges can overrule state constitutions passed by their people when the Supreme Court just said, in effect, there is no federal constitutional policy yet about same sex marriage.
Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) –- This week on “Political Capital,” Tom Daschle and Tom Davis preview President Obama’s State of the Union Address with host Al Hunt. Also, Bloomberg’s Indira Lakshmanan talks about conflicts in Syria and Iran and Bloomberg View Columnists Margaret Carlson and Lanhee Chen debate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (Source: Bloomberg)
Nina Munk, journalist and author of The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book. Munk spent six years following Jeffrey Sachs and the evolution of the Millennium Villages...